Skip to main content

Magical Moment 477, "By Their Fruits"

Recently I was out with some friends and we ran into someone I hadn't seen in over a year. He is a music producer with a great deal of success in NYC. I worked as his  intern for a very brief time when I first moved here, and was actually surprised that he remembered me so well. 

As we all got reacquainted, my friends mentioned a play they're working on called Children of God, to which my former producer boss asked, 
"Are you all Christians too? I know she is," as he pointed at me. 
There was no mocking tone. He asked with genuine interest, almost admiration. And it completely took me by surprise because I'm almost certain we never directly discussed that issue when I worked for him. 

I took it as an enormous compliment. I have no idea what I did in the short weeks that we worked together to make him "know" I was a Christian. But I must try and find out, and then do more of it.

"Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" 
-Matthew 7:16

Comments

Busy Bee Suz said…
How funny.
I do find it odd though that he would point that out. I suppose for ME...I just assume EVERYONE is a Christian unless they prove otherwise.
Linda said…
You've probably heard this question before: "If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?" It sounds as if you're living your Christian faith in such a way that others notice. That's a good thing.
Rick said…
From the sound of his question, I assume he's not a Christian. yet. Perhaps a seed was planted, which the Spirit will nourish. You lived your faith, even if unawares - which is usually a much better way than the in-your-face-approach.

Popular posts from this blog

Magical Moment 634, "Old Toy Trains"

Hello my blogosphere friends! I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year!
I would also like to share with you a video that I made over the Holidays so that you can catch up with my sweet Sprout and happy Jay Bird. Sprout will turn 3 in February and Jay Bird just passed 18 months! We are very happy in Atlanta and have recently settled into a new home. I'm truly wishing you all happiness, peace, and joy. This may be difficult to do at times, but it is certainly made easier surrounded by loved ones.



Peace my friends!
Love, Beth, Eddie, Sprout, and Jay Bird (Ricky and Elan)


Magical Moment 620, "Lilac Garden"

Eddie and I visited the Lilac Gardens at Ringwood Manor in New Jersey, a pristine and beautiful state park with 8 species of lilacs and several varieties within. We went on a rainy afternoon, which turned out perfect because the rain stopped for us when we got there, and began again as soon as we left. It also decorated the plants with gorgeous rain drops, adding to their beauty. 






And now for a quick game of "Where's Elizabeth?"
And "Where's Eddie?"
~~Have a great weekend! ~~

Magical Moment 611, "Great is Your Reward"

Certain sounds and smells can bring to mind a long forgotten memory. For me, certain Bible verses can conjure up a memory, long, but not so forgotten.
If you grew up like me, in a private Christian school, attending Sunday School, Awanas, and Vacation Bible School regularly, you're an expert at quoting Scripture. I laugh in the face of Bible "Sword Drill." I can find a Scripture reference in 3 seconds or less. When other's have to think to themselves the sequential order, "Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians..." I'm already at I Thessalonians. It's like growing up bi-lingual. The skill is just there.
This morning, I read the first 3 words of a verse, and then finished it quickly by memory. Like the pledge of allegiance, it was automatic. "Trust in the Lord...
...With all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths."  Proverbs 3:5-6
When I finished, I smiled to myself slightl…